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Coltharp Surname History

Early Origins of the Coltharp family

The surname Coltharp was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Coltharp family

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Coltharp Spelling Variations

Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Coltharp has been spelled Coltart, Colthart, Colthard, Colthert, Coltert, Coulthard and many more.

Early Notables of the Coltharp family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Coltharp family to the New World and Oceana

For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Samuel Coltart who arrived in Philadelphia in 1841; Robert Coultart arrived in St. John Island 1775.

Contemporary Notables of the name Coltharp (post 1700)

  • Allison R. Coltharp, American Senior Instructor at Missouri State University
  • Douglas "Doug" E. Coltharp, American Chief Financial Officer of HealthSouth, Birmingham, AL(2010-)

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